Atwater, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Atwater, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Atwater had a population of 1,147 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Atwater is located at latitude 45.1355 and longitude -94.7769 in Kandiyohi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atwater (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Kandiyohi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,214 feet.

The City of Atwater (GNIS ID: 2394020) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Atwater: City of Atwater.

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Atwater, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,147
Population in Households 1,126
Population in Familes 908
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,108
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $54,042
Average Household Income $63,448
Per Capita Income $26,584


Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 345 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $117,008
Average Home Value $121,522


Total Households 474
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 310
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.15% 0.19%
Households 0.15% 0.13%
Families -0.08% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Atwater, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atwater to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 341 62nd
Population Density # 243 73rd
Diversity Index # 379 58th
Median Household Income # 517 43rd
Per Capita Income # 666 27th

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